Best Drama Movies of 1917


The Immigrant

7.6/10 IMDB

An European immigrant endures a challenging voyage only to get into trouble as soon as he arrives in New York.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Albert Austin, Henry Bergman, Kitty Bradbury, Frank J. Coleman, William Gillespie, Tom Harrington, James T. Kelley ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1917-06-17
Best Drama Movies of 1917 : The Poor Little Rich Girl

The Poor Little Rich Girl

6.7/10 IMDB

Gwen's family is rich, but her parents ignore her and most of the servants push her around, so she is lonely and unhappy. Her father is concerned only with making money, and her mother cares only about her social position. But one day a servant's irresponsibility creates a crisis that causes everyone to rethink what is important to them.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Madlaine Traverse, Charles Wellesley, Gladys Fairbanks, Frank McGlynn Sr., Emile La Croix, Marcia Harris, Marcia Harris, Frank Andrews, Herbert Prior ..
Directed by: Maurice Tourneur
Release date: 1917-03-05
Best Drama Movies of 1917 : The Eye of Envy

The Eye of Envy

6.4/10 IMDB

In Sleepy Hollow dwells a young blacksmith who, when not happily making horseshoes, is courting a village maiden.

Starring: Crane Wilbur, Jode Mullally, Gene Crosby, Frederick A. Thomson, Julia Jackson, Lilian Webster, Edgar Sherrod ..
Directed by: Harrish Ingraham
Release date: 1917-08-10
Best Drama Movies of 1917 : The Pride of the Clan

The Pride of the Clan

6.5/10 IMDB

Donald MacTavish, the last chieftain of his clan on an island off the coast of Scotland, dies at sea. This leaves his only daughter, Marget, to assume the responsibilities of leadership. Marget's burden is partially eased by her blossoming romance with Jamie Campbell. But there is a secret from Jamie's past that neither of them know about.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Warren Cook, Kathryn Browne-Decker, Edward Roseman, Joel Day, Matt Moore, Leatrice Joy ..
Directed by: Maurice Tourneur
Release date: 1917-01-07
Best Drama Movies of 1917 : Blue Jeans

Blue Jeans

7.5/10 IMDB

June a young orphan is befriended by Perry Boscam when he shares his lunch with her on the road to Rising Sun to take over his father's saw mill. The soon fall in love and marry only to find out that a women in Perry's past has come to town to make trouble. Teaming up with the local political bully they set out to make Perry's life miserable.. but June sticks by her husband to the end.

Starring: Viola Dana, Robert Walker, Sally Crute, Clifford Bruce, Henry Hallam, Russell Simpson, Margaret McWade, Augustus Phillips ..
Directed by: John H. Collins
Release date: 1917-12-10
Best Drama Movies of 1917 : Wild and Woolly

Wild and Woolly

6.4/10 IMDB

A rich Easterner who has always wanted to live in "the Wild West" plans to move to a Western town. Unknown to him, the town's "wild" days are long gone and it is an orderly and civilized place now. The townsmen, not wanting to lose a rich potential resident, contrive to make over the town to suit the young man's fantasy.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Calvert Carter, Charles Stevens, Sam De Grasse, Tom Wilson, Monte Blue, Walter Bytell, Wharton James, Bull Montana ..
Directed by: John Emerson
Release date: 1917-06-24

The Woman in White

7.1/10 IMDB

The lead Florence La Badie plays dual roles. Clever editing is used for the scene where her two characters meet. La Badie, however, does appear twice within a scene via superimposition, but that's in a flashback-within-a-mirror scene. There are a couple such scenes where La Badie's reflection in the mirror reflects her reflective melancholy mood.

Starring: Florence La Badie, Richard Neill, Gertrude Dallas, Arthur Bauer, Wayne Arey, J.H. Gilmour, Claude Cooper ..
Directed by: Ernest C. Warde
Release date: 1917-07-01
Best Drama Movies of 1917 : The Little American

The Little American

6.1/10 IMDB

A young American has her ship torpedoed by a German U-boat but makes it back to her ancestral home in France, where she witnesses German brutality firsthand.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Jack Holt, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth, Walter Long, Wallace Beery, Norman Kerry, Colleen Moore, Ramon Novarro, Sam Wood ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille, Joseph Levering
Release date: 1917-07-12
Best Drama Movies of 1917 : Unmasked


5.7/10 IMDB

In the film, Cunard is a jewel thief pursuing the same wealthy marks as another thief played by Francis Ford, brother of director John Ford and himself a director and character actor.

Starring: Francis Ford, Grace Cunard ..
Directed by: Grace Cunard, Francis Ford
Release date: 1917-01-01
Best Drama Movies of 1917 : A Romance of the Redwoods

A Romance of the Redwoods

5.9/10 IMDB

A young girl travels west to live with her uncle during the California Gold Rush only to find that he has been killed by Indians and his identity assumed by an outlaw.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Elliott Dexter, Tully Marshall, Raymond Hatton, Charles Ogle, Walter Long, Winter Hall ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1917-05-14

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